Refused (Swe) Operation Headfirst; demo (1993)

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Refused Operation Headfirst demo cover(Listen!)

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‘Refused’s singer Dennis sent me this tape as an introduction to his band because they wanted help for gigs. They were announced for a gig in Kortrijk (93-08-01; with ‘Feeding The Fire’, ‘Spawn’ & ‘Spirit Of Youth’) but I believe I didn’t see them then because there was a gig at the Vort’n Vis. In the end they didn’t whow up anyway… I had to wait until they came over to Belgium in 1994 (for the V.V. Hardcore Festival).

94-08-20 letter Dennis LynxzenOn these recordings (their second demo), the line-up was: Dennis Lyxzén (vocals), Henrik Jansson (guitar), Pär Hansson (guitar), Magnus Björklund (bass) & David Sandström (drums). The track Who Died? also ended up on the Pump The Brakes EP. Hate Breeds Hate, Where’s The Equality? and I Wish were also on the This Is The New Deal EP.

From the review I did for Tilt! #7: >>Strong and straightforward mix of hate- & posi/SE HC with a firm lick of metal. The musical references are numerous; to name a few: ‘7 Seconds’, ‘Agnostic Front’, ‘C.O.C.’, etc. Power all the way! Lyrics are political (anti-racism/-fascism) and personal (self-realisation/-confirmation). Extremely good!!!<<

Refused 1993

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